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Micro-Phonies (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 15 November 1945 (USA)
The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her ... See full summary »

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Alice Andrews (Van Doren)
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Mrs. Bixby
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Signor Spumoni (as Gino Carrado)
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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at Mrs. Bixby's evening party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The daffiest trio that ever hit the laughwaves!

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Comedy | Short

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15 November 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Radio call letters KGBY were used from 1926-1928 in Shelby and Columbus Nebraska, and then again from 1991-2011 in Sacramento, California. See more »

Goofs

When the "Señores" pretend to sing at Mrs. Bixby's party with Alice singing behind the curtain, just before Signor Spumoni exposes them; Señor Gusto stops playing the flute, yet there is a flute playing the scales just before Señorita Cucaracha is exposed. Not only that - but it is not off-key at all (the flute plays just as it did on the record). See more »

Quotes

Moe: [in the studio room, at the microphone] Oh, a micro-phoney.
Curly: [about Moe] And a phoney at the mic!
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Featured in Jump 'N the Saddle Band: The Curly Shuffle (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sextet From Lucy
(uncredited)
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
[From Lucia di Lammermoor. Based on The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott. Lip-synched by The Three Stooges]
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The Best Stooge of them all!!
11 January 2003 | by (us) – See all my reviews

If Back to the Woods isn't the best Stooge short, this one is. The Boys pull through "Together" on this one. One more big laugh. The Boys pose as Opera singers where Curly is the enchanting Senorita Cucaracha. It's a hilarious ride from start to finish filled with air-borne fruit, sword fights, and a pipe beaten boss (i.e. watch Larry mistakenly hit the boss with a pipe and then haul). HA HA HA!! Go Larry. This entry was made in 1945 and look for Curly's weakness in his voice and movements. Moe and Larry really pull him through this one to make it the best series entry, but it's fair to say Curly was out of his prime here. After this entry and "3 Little Pirates" the Boys were never the same. Granted, they were still funny (with Shemp) but were never again like this.

Bottom Line: The Best Stooge of them all. 10/10


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